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  • Music review: Charles Dutoit conducts Berlioz's 'Romeo et Juliette'

     
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic performed an eccentric evening-length French symphony Friday night, a work it hadn’t played since 1997. A week earlier, the orchestra had another Walt Disney Concert Hall first –- an eccentric evening-length French...
  • Music review: Dudamel takes on the 'Turangalila' at Disney Concert Hall

     
    An 18-wheeler of a symphony on a joy ride, the “Turangalila” –- with French plates, Sanskrit graphics, the eerie whine of a UFO, horsepower and torque you wouldn’t believe, a voluptuous sleeper in the cabin for euphoric sex -- barreled......
  • Music review: Gloria Cheng begins Piano Spheres season [updated]

     
    Piano Spheres began its 17th season Tuesday night with a recital by Gloria Cheng. Her typically inventive program included the most recent piano pieces of Pierre Boulez and Thomas Adès and three world premieres, maintaining the Piano Spheres tradition...
  • David Fray and Pablo Heras-Casado make 'heroic' Hollywood Bowl debuts

     
    The crowd at the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s “Heroic Beethoven” program Tuesday night at the Hollywood Bowl can be forgiven for thinking the heroic meant them, enduring an arctic chill to hear the Third Piano Concerto and Third Symphony. Crazy as.......
  • Music Review: Zappa at Ojai Music Festival [updated]

     
    Bring an esoteric 30-year-old German ensemble that specializes in extremely complex, sometimes inscrutable, music to perform on the West Coast for the first time. Program the concert with works of a dead white guy with an Italian name. And what......
  • Ernest Fleischmann, Los Angeles Philharmonic impresario and music visionary, dies at 85

     
    Ernest Fleischmann, the impresario who dominated the Los Angeles Philharmonic for nearly 30 years as it was transformed into one of the top orchestras in the country, died Sunday night. He was 85. As the Philharmonic's visionary manager, he was......
  • Critic's Notebook: Peter Stein's marathon 'Demons'

     
    Lincoln Center Festival, for this year’s most ambitious offering, instructed us to arrive at the Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan by 9:45 a.m. to catch the 10 o’clock ferry to Governors Island, and the dock was already crowded at......
  • Gérard Grisey’s spacetime epic receives its U.S. premiere at REDCAT

     
    Friday night, REDCAT was packed. A red-blooded audience filled every seat. Red-blooded musicians occupied every inch of the black-box stage. There was excitement in the air. Many concert presenters would consider a mainly young audience giving eager and...
  • Merce Cunningham's 'Roaratorio'

    Merce Cunningham's 'Roaratorio'
    In fall 1986, as part of the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival, John Cage delivered, in his uniquely spoken-sung fashion, poetic texts he had derived from James Joyce's readably unreadable comic novel "Finnegans Wake." Irish musicians...
  • Ojai music director George Benjamin in a familiar spot

    Ojai music director George Benjamin in a familiar spot
    George Benjamin undertook his first visit to Ojai last January, but in some ways, the trip must have seemed like a homecoming for the celebrated British composer, conductor, pianist and teacher. The freak storms that pounded the normally bucolic...
  • Review: Seoul Philharmonic is here but not quite there yet

    Review: Seoul Philharmonic is here but not quite there yet
    The Seoul Philharmonic wants to be the one, not just the classical music soul of Seoul, but the first Asian orchestra to make it big on the international scene. At their Walt Disney Concert Hall debut Thursday night, the Koreans were — in a...